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This style of scramble proves eye-opening for folks used to springy curds--it teaches them how creamy scrambled eggs can be. These taste so rich you'll swear there's cheese in there somewhere. Constant vigilance is the price of perfection here. Stir nonstop for small curds: The bigger the curds, the less creamy the texture. A slight sheen on the finished eggs means they're still wonderfully moist.

Recipe by Cooking Light March 2017


Credit: Jennifer Causey; Food Styling: Chelsea Zimmer; Prop Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas

Recipe Summary

5 mins
5 mins
Serves 1


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Instructions Checklist
  • Melt butter in an 8-inch nonstick skillet over medium-low. While butter melts, break eggs into a small bowl. Use a fork to beat them like a red-feathered step-chicken until completely blended and slightly frothy. Stir in pepper and salt.

  • Before the butter starts to froth, add the eggs; cook, stirring quickly and constantly with a heatproof rubber spatula or chopsticks. Be patient; keep stirring. After a few minutes, steam will rise, the eggs will thicken, and small curds will begin to form. If you start to get large curds no matter how quickly you stir, lift the pan from the burner to cool it down, stirring all the while. Cook, stirring constantly, until the eggs hold together in a glistening, custard-soft, and loose mound that can still spread slightly, like risotto. Plate and eat immediately.

Nutrition Facts

179 calories; fat 13.4g; saturated fat 5.6g; mono fat 4.7g; poly fat 2.1g; protein 13g; carbohydrates 1g; cholesterol 382mg; iron 2mg; sodium 383mg; calcium 59mg.